Things to Do in Normandy

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Bayeux’s famous 230-foot-long tapestry—displayed in this well-run little museum—tells the story of the Norman conquest of England. Read More

During the festival, the population of Deauville swells from some 4,000 to 40,000—more than a few of them royals and retainers, though now more... Read More

Eugène Boudin, a landscape painter from the area, met a young artist named Claude Monet and taught him to use oil paints and to work outdoors. It... Read More

The local specialty is a layered praline paillardise. Read More

The shop specializes in butter biscuits. Read More

The birthplace of the avant-garde composer Erik Satie houses a series of odd but amusing tableaux vivants that tell of his life and times. The odd house... Read More

No matter how jaded you are, you just have to cry, seeing those crosses stretch into the horizon. Read More

Score some of the best Breton striped shirts in the region. Read More

Honfleur’s greatest surviving building, and its separate bell tower date back to the 15th century. The largest, most unusual wooden church in... Read More

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